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World First Personal Assistant that Beams
The World's First Personal Assistant that Beams Sound only to You
02.06.2019 News

A truly "personal" personal assistant device enabled by Audio Spotlight directional sound technology Audio Spotlight® by Holosonics is pleased to announce it has partnered with XMOS to conceptualize a design for the world’s first voice-activated personal assistant device that listens to where you are - and then speaks only to you...

Maxim Latest Ultra-Low-Power PMIC Enables Highest
Maxim's Latest Ultra-Low-Power PMIC Enables Highest Sensitivity Optical Measurements
02.05.2019 News

MAX20345 features buck-boost regulator optimized for accurate optical heart-rate and SpO2 sensing for wearables and IoT Designers of always-on wearable and internet of things (IoT) devices now have an easier way to extend battery runtime while shrinking form factor with the latest tiny, highly integrated power-management IC (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products...

Multiplexer Enables Pseudomultidrop RS-232 Transmission
Multiplexer Enables Pseudomultidrop RS-232 Transmission
02.05.2019 Circuits

RS-232 communications with one µC and more than one remote system can be problematic, because most µCs contain only one UART, which provides an interface between synchronous and asynchronous ports ...

Multilayer capacitor doubles as varactor
Multilayer capacitor doubles as varactor
02.01.2019 Circuits

The main purpose for building the circuit is to study the idiosyncrasies of X5R, Z5U, and Y5V multilayer ceramic capacitors. The circuit is also an inexpensive VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) with only five components...

12MW Wind Turbine Prototype be Installed
12MW Wind Turbine Prototype to be Installed in Rotterdam
02.01.2019 News

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind announced the signing of an agreement for Future Wind to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype. The installation will take place in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam during summer 2019...

Smart-Antenna Controller STMicroelectronics Cuts Board Space
Smart-Antenna Controller from STMicroelectronics Cuts Board Space, BoM, and Battery Load for Superior Smartphone Performance
01.31.2019 News

STMicroelectronics’ STHVDAC-253C7 digital controller for tunable capacitors such as ST’s STPTIC family shrinks the size, bill of materials, and power consumption of antenna-tuning circuits for stabilizing smartphone RF performance...

Extend input range low-dropout regulator
Extend the input range of a low-dropout regulator
01.30.2019 Articles

Because of process limitations, all ICs have an input-voltage limitation. This limitation can be cumbersome when you try to step down a high supply voltage to a lower, regulated voltage using a dc/dc converter, such as a linear regulator...

NVE Introduces World First TMR Smart
NVE Introduces World's First TMR Smart Angle Sensor
01.30.2019 News

NVE Corporation announced the new ASR002-10E Smart Angle Sensor. The new sensor combines a unique Tunneling Magnetoresistance sensor element with elegant digital signal processing...

Extend low-output-voltage switching regulator input range
Extend low-output-voltage switching regulator's input range
01.29.2019 Circuits

 Internal operating voltages in electronic devices continue to decrease, but input-source voltages don't change. As the difference between input and output voltages increases, so does the improvement in efficiency that a switching regulator offers...

Maxim Introduces Industry First Integrated PPG
Maxim Introduces Industry's First Integrated PPG and ECG Biosensor Module for Mobile Devices
01.29.2019 News

Designers now have an easier way to deliver both photoplethysmogram and electrocardiogram measurements for health monitoring from a mobile, battery-powered device. The new MAX86150 from Maxim Integrated Products is a first-of-a kind biosensor module...